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Heraldry: London College of Arms

April 3, 2018 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Calling all romance novelists who write Medievals! You can brush up on your knowledge of heraldry by checking out the London College of Arms, aka College of Heralds, pictured above and located at 130 Queen Victoria Street. Heraldry: Origins A herald, or herald of arms, was originally a king’s or... read more

English Settings II: British Slang

English Settings II: British Slang

December 23, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

British Slang is a sequel to English Settings I: Britishisms. I’ll start where I started before: So you’re an American novelist and you’ve chosen to set your story in England. That’s great. But now here’s your problem: English. In my earlier blog I said that British slang was a category... read more

Britishisms: What Are They? How To Use Them

Britishisms: What Are They? How To Use Them

December 20, 2016 5:05 pm Published by 2 Comments

You’re an American novelist and you’ve decided to set your story in England. That’s great. But now here’s your problem: English. You need to get a handle on Britishisms. If your story is set in France, it’s perfectly legit for your characters not to speak French if they happen to... read more

Fictional London – a travel/writing blog

Fictional London – a travel/writing blog

September 16, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Note: My blogs Visiting London, London Architecture, and Factual London are about factual London. This one is about fictional London. The present blog is about fictional London, that is, the London that figures as the setting for my two latest stories, The Alpha’s Edge and Buy Me Love. I thought... read more

Factual London - a travel blog

Factual London – a travel blog

September 9, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I spent the last week of August in Factual London (which I am distinguishing from Fictional London). Visting London gives a sense of the cityscape. London Architecture praises its architecture. Here I offer further observations on my experience in the last international stop on my five-month around-the-world tour. Next... read more

London Architecture - a travel blog

London Architecture – a travel blog

September 6, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I spent the last week of August in London. Visiting London gives a sense of the cityscape. In this post I’ll delve into London Architecture.  Georgian (1714-1830). When I visit London, I stay in Bloomsbury, an area chock full of Georgian architecture. The hotel where I stay, the Grange White... read more

Visiting London - a travel blog

Visiting London – a travel blog

August 30, 2016 7:42 am Published by 3 Comments

London is my last stop on my around-the-world journey that began five months ago. You know you’re in London when … Look Right, Look Left signs are painted on the streets at every corner. Very helpful! These signs have helped me – and likely every foreign traveler – to escape... read more